- A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens
- Sprecher: Eddie Izzard
- Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 39 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 13.06.2017
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Penguin Audio
Over the course of a 30-year career, Eddie Izzard has proven himself to be a creative chameleon, inhabiting the stage and film and television screens with an unbelievable fervor. Born in Yemen and raised in Ireland, Wales, and postwar England, he lost his mother at the age of six. In his teens he dropped out of university and took to the streets of London as part of a two-man escape act; when his partner went on vacation, Izzard kept busy by inventing a one-man act, and thus a career was ignited. As a stand-up comedian, Izzard has captivated audiences with his surreal, stream-of-consciousness comedy - lines such as "cake or death?" "Death Star canteen", and "do you have a flag?" have the status of great rock lyrics. As a self-proclaimed "executive transvestite", Izzard broke the mold performing in full makeup and heels and has become as famous for his advocacy for LGBT rights as he has for his art. In Believe Me, he recounts the dizzying rise he made from street busking to London's West End to Wembley Stadium and New York's Madison Square Garden.
Still performing more than 100 shows a year - thus far in a record-breaking 28 countries worldwide - Izzard is arguably one of today's top kings of comedy. With his brand of keenly intelligent humor that ranges from world history to pop culture, politics, and philosophy, he has built an extraordinary fan base that transcends age, gender, and race. Writing with the same candor and razor-sharp insight evident in his comedy, he reflects on a childhood marked by unutterable loss, sexuality and coming out, as well as a life in show business, politics, and philanthropy. Honest and generous, Izzard's Believe Me is an inspired account of a very singular life thus far.
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Von Amazon Kunde Am hilfreichsten 10.07.2017
so very excellent. A real pleasure.
I listened while running and doing housework and on the train travelling to and from work. I smiled and giggled and felt at home in his voice and story. I real pleasure to hear is his original playful way. I felt live, authentic, vulnerable and was very interesting.
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Von FeuerEngel Am hilfreichsten 24.03.2018
Interesting but footnotes flooded
E. Izzard is still one of my favourite entertainers. This audiobook is mostly good to follow for non native speakers, German in this case. Interesting stories read in Eddie‘s genuine style BUT flooded with footnotes. Tons of it 8-( Overall worth to be bought...